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Shots Fired At North Charleston Go-Mart; Police Searching For Suspect

Reported: May. 6, 2014 8:56 PM EDT
Updated: May. 7, 2014 5:58 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Stefano DiPietrantonio, Elizabeth Noreika, Leslie Rubin) -- A shooting investigation is under way in the capital city.

It happened about 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Go-Mart, 2410 Seventh Ave.

Charleston police officers told Eyewitness News that two white males, believed to be in their late 30s early 40s, got into a fight near one of the gas pumps. Things escalated and a male pulled out a weapon and squeezed off one shot. No one wast hit, but several people who declined to go on camera said they heard the gun go off.

Detectives searched all over, but were not able to find any casings, nor anything that had a bullet hole in it. The men took off in two cars, a silver Crown Victoria/Mercury Marquis, which they caught up with around 36th Street and took one of the men into custody.

They are still searching for the other man, who they believe is driving a smaller model Honda. The Go-Mart manager declined Eyewitness News' request to view the security video. Police said it clearly shows the fight, and they believe they already have the name of that second suspect. They are tracking him down right now.

Luckily in all this, no one was injured. There is plenty of high traffic there all hours of the day and night, and police said, if it had been any busier, it could have had a much worse outcome.



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